Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Boy cards {3 ways}


I'm super excited to share the project that I am working on right now, but in the mean time I'll share the 3 cards that I made for a few of my 5 year old's friend's birthdays. Easter weekend was chock full of boy birthdays. I bought a few of the "Boy Basics" mini stamp sets from PTI YEARS ago because I knew they would come in handy as the mother of 4 boys. This first card features the skateboard set which is always fun. The skateboard "deck" was stamped using Simply Chartreuse ink onto Stamper's Select White cardstock. The wheels and trucks were heat embossed using silver powder for a more realistic look. The funnest part was diecutting the letters to spell "DUDE" out of pattern paper and adding glossy accents to the top for a professional look.




The sentiment was also heat embossed with silver powder for continuity and shine. I also did some dry embossing on the bottom panel for some added texture. A few white stars and burnished silver sequins finish it off for a fun, boyish card. This would actually work well for a teen as well.


I got a bit creative with this second design. I'll see if you can guess what the theme of the party was.....hmmmmm...let's see; repeated cloud pattern, purple green and white, "To Infinity and Beyond"....that's right! Toy Story! I also included the new sentiment from PTI's "Simple sentiments: Friendship" which says "You've got a friend in me". How perfect is that? I added it to the inside but didn't take a picture.
The space ship was diecut and stamped using Palette Black ink and then colored using Copic markers. I added some Stardust Stickles here and there for a fun galactic feel. The sentiment was heat embossed using silver powder.




The sun burst design was stamped in blue over the top of the clouds to give it a more dynamic feel. The stars and moon were diecut and colored as well and then added using foam squares. This one might not be the prettiest or cutest card in the world, but it was so fun to design.
Last but not least, the sports card! This one is clean and crisp with a few fun details to make it pop! I really like the foam cork that I used as a background for the pennant detail. I absolutely love this realistic football texture paper. It totally makes the card with minimal effort. A little bit of gold embossing add some shine.




I added some machine stitching to anchor all of the layers and I love using it as a detail on many of my sports designs. I love the craftsmanship of sports equipment. Lots of stitching, lacing and leather work. 








I added a length of black twine for some contrast and a tiny clothespin for added detail.




I really wanted to use the jersey image but felt it would be too cluttered on the front. It worked well for me to add the "Future Hall of Famer" sentiment to the inside! Thanks for fluttering by! Join me soon as I post what I'm currently working on and don't forget to join me on the 25th for this month's "Keeping Christmas" segment.

2 comments:

Cindy Otto said...

Very cute. I really struggle with boy cards and I have lots of boys in my family, 4 sons and 7 grandsons. Thanks for the great ideas!

Cindy H. said...

Great boy cards - love them all! So much inspiration for future cards for the one little boy I need to make a card for. I can also use the inspiration for some of the bigger boys/guys, too, as I have the football textured paper :) Thank you for sharing!